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Old 02-26-2016, 06:16 PM   #1
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Silly question with the 2015 Roo 23ikss I have a switch on my Water Pump near the strainer, does this divert water into the Freshwater tank from a garden hose on the Winterization plug outside? Does the Winterization plug outside Inly suck AF thru the pump?

I am trying to find an easier way to get 10-15 gallons of water in my freshwater tank?

Just not sure why there is a diverted switch on the water pump and what that is for?


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Old 02-26-2016, 07:50 PM   #2
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When you say "switch" I'm assuming you mean "valve."

See the attached; your plumbing will look like some version of this.

See the brown ovals. If you've got 2 valves on the pump suction line, you can fill the FW tank using your antifreeze (winterization) connection. If you have the single 3-way valve, you MIGHT be able to do this if it opens one port before it closes the other. My Mini Lite has the 3 way valve, but I have not had a chance to try the FW fill using it. My Roo 19 had the 2 separate valves - very easy to fill the FW tank.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:00 PM   #3
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When you say "switch" I'm assuming you mean "valve."

See the attached; your plumbing will look like some version of this.

See the brown ovals. If you've got 2 valves on the pump suction line, you can fill the FW tank using your antifreeze (winterization) connection. If you have the single 3-way valve, you MIGHT be able to do this if it opens one port before it closes the other. My Mini Lite has the 3 way valve, but I have not had a chance to try the FW fill using it. My Roo 19 had the 2 separate valves - very easy to fill the FW tank.

I think that is it, going to see where the lines are tomorrow but not going to try them until it is much warmer don't want to blow the lines again


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I posted this method for when you're boondocking with an ikss. Yes, turn the valve so it pulls from the af hose. Then take your outside shower and run that into your fresh water fill. Someone will have to man the inside panel switch.
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or...if you shut the shower off just before your external fw tank empties the pump will stop. That will allow you to switch to another fw tank and turn the shower on without having to run in and turn off the panel pump switch.
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I posted this method for when you're boondocking with an ikss. Yes, turn the valve so it pulls from the af hose. Then take your outside shower and run that into your fresh water fill. Someone will have to man the inside panel switch.

Makes sense I only need that valve reversed to put 10-15 gallons in my 37 gallon fw tank, I will try this, I don't use the AF fill as I don't suck AF in my lines I pour it into grey and black tank, toilet, p-traps and that is it, but I do turn the valves to bypass HWH as I clean it very well at the end of the season.


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I read this post 3 times and for the life of me I could not figure out what you guys were doing here!

Now I get it, You are camping with no "city" water source available and want to fill the fresh water tank, this task can be a little tough when you hold 6 gallon jugs up in the air and pour them in 1 by one.

So you are using the winterizing inlet to use the rig water pump to draw the water into the tank so you don't have to pour them in, and you are using the outside shower to trigger the water pump on so it will draw the water!

WOW! This is one really slick trick! Great idea!

We have a cabin in the mountains we go to and it has no well or city water, I like to take the camper so we can have showers but filling the tanks was always tough especially after you had to go get the water from the spring.

I am gonna try this trick, thanks!
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I read this post 3 times and for the life of me I could not figure out what you guys were doing here!

Now I get it, You are camping with no "city" water source available and want to fill the fresh water tank, this task can be a little tough when you hold 6 gallon jugs up in the air and pour them in 1 by one.

So you are using the winterizing inlet to use the rig water pump to draw the water into the tank so you don't have to pour them in, and you are using the outside shower to trigger the water pump on so it will draw the water!

WOW! This is one really slick trick! Great idea!

We have a cabin in the mountains we go to and it has no well or city water, I like to take the camper so we can have showers but filling the tanks was always tough especially after you had to go get the water from the spring.

I am gonna try this trick, thanks!
If anyone else is still confused, I rev'd my plumbing drawing to show what people are doing.
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